Russia participated in the “Normandy format” talks that were hosted by Germany on Friday. The negotiations lasted the whole day. Representatives from France, Germany, Russia, and Ukraine participated at the summit, which was held in Berlin. The Normandy Format Talks were created in 2014, after Crimea’s annexation by Russia.
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The death toll from a massive landslide in a jade mine in northern Myanmar has risen to 166 after four more bodies were retrieved. “Search and rescue operations were resumed this morning and four more bodies were just recovered,” said an official from Hpakant township fire office.
Another 232 people were confirmed to be infected with coronavirus in Nepal on Saturday, and two died, according to the Ministry of Health and Population. The deceased have been identified as a 44-year-old man from Gorkha and a 75-year-old man from Rupandehi.
Official news sources reported on Friday that Zheng Yanxiong had been appointed head of the newly established “Office for Safeguarding National Security of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.” He will be in charge of implementing the Hong Kong National Security Act.
At least 162 have been killed following a massive landslide in a jade mine in northern Myanmar. Firefighters said that they had recovered the bodies, and added that 54 people who had been injured were taken to hospital for treatment. They revealed that more people could still be trapped in the mud.
The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has expressed alarm over the many arrests that have been made since Wednesday in Hong Kong courtesy of the controversial new national security law. Hundreds of people have since been arrested in the former British colony since Wednesday.
According to reports received from New Delhi on Thursday, India’s Ministry of Defense agreed to purchase 33 new Russian fighter jets and upgrade 59 others. The military pact between New Delhi and Moscow is worth $2.45 billion, according to the Defense Ministry. India is facing security challenges due to its borders with China and Pakistan.
Eight policemen, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police, have been killed after being fired upon by two criminals early Friday morning. According to police officials, many policemen have also been injured. A large number of police forces have been deployed at the scene.
A Coronavirus vaccine has been developed in India, and is scheduled to launch on August 15. Hyderabad-based pharmaceutical company Bharat Biotech is preparing to launch it. The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has directed to complete the clinical trial in the meantime.
India recorded 20,903 new cases in a single day yesterday, which is the highest number of cases reported in a single day in the country so far. With this, the total number of infected people in India has reached 62,5544. According to the Ministry of Health, there are currently 220,439 active cases in the country.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the border area on Friday to take a direct look at the ongoing tensions between India and China. Prime Minister Modi’s visit comes at a time when diplomatic and military talks are underway between the two countries to resolve the standoff on the border.
A group of Russian scientists from the Crimean Federal University, together with experts from Moscow and Yekaterinburg, found some 661 lbs of bones of ancient animals. The remains found in June 2018 were located in one cave, which, according to scientists, was a haven for predators, where they dragged their prey.
The US Senate passed a final version of the Hong Kong Autonomy Act on Thursday, authorizing Washington to sanction individuals and businesses that promote the controversial national security law in Hong Kong and restrict Hong Kong’s autonomy.
After the United Kingdom said it would provide citizenship for Hong Kong citizens holding a British National Overseas (BNO) Passport, the Australian government also sent a signal that it intends to provide visa convenience to Hongkongers who are worried about their own safety.
Wednesday produced a big victory for Vladimir Putin. After counting more than 98 percent of the vote, a majority of Russians voted in favor of the proposed changes to the country’s constitution. Opposition leader Alexei Navalny has said he does not recognize the results of the referendum and will protest.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a press conference on Wednesday that the US government’s goal is not to impose sanctions on Iran for only a short time. Instead, Pompeo said the United States would continue to seek an extension of the UN’s arms embargo against Iran.
On the last day of June, a record number of coronavirus infections was recorded in Uzbekistan, with 281 cases reported. “Of these, 255 were identified in quarantine facilities, 25 among the population, and 1 among the drivers of international trucks,” said the Ministry of Health.
Health officials in Kyrgyzstan say 526 new cases of COVID-19 have been reported in a single day. Of these, 211 new cases were identified in Bishkek. The total number of infected people reached 6,261. It has tripled in a month, and is the highest in recent weeks. Four patients have died in the past day.
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Russian voters have approved, by a large majority, the constitutional amendments that allow President Vladimir Putin to run for two additional terms, according to the first results of the referendum. This package of constitutional amendments allows, among other measures, Putin to extend his presence in the Kremlin until 2036.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo today condemned the recent arrests in Hong Kong, which he called another “communist-run city,” following the entry into force of China’s new national security law applied to the territory. Pompeo also made remarks to reporters in Washington on Wednesday.
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has said that Afghan military mistakenly fired the rockets at the busy cattle market in Helmand province that claimed 23 lives. The Afghan government and the Taliban had initially blamed each other, with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani calling it a terrorist attack.
In yet another protest move towards China, following its enactment of the controversial national security law that has been imposed in Hong Kong, the United States government has restricted defense equipment and high-tech products exports to Hong Kong. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo made the announcement.
Johns Hopkins University, in the United States, says coronavirus infections are on the rise among the country’s younger generations. There is a tendency for young people to be more affected in some states compared to others, especially Florida, South Carolina, Georgia, and Texas.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, addressing representatives of countries participating in a virtual session of the UN Security Council, said that countries from Israel to the Arab states of the Persian Gulf, all “unanimously” want to extend and expand Iran’s arms embargo.
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Russia announced a new patent pertaining the autonomous system that is capable of converting thermal energy in to electrical energy, including in the conditions of a lunar base. It was obtained by specialists of the Kurchatov Institute, Russia’s leading research and development institution in the field of nuclear energy.
The European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has suspended its authorization for Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) to fly to Europe for the next six months, beginning July 1. It is the latest fallout over the fake pilots’ licenses scandal. EASA said it has lost confidence in the airline.
At least 23 civilians were killed and dozens others injured in Helmand province, in Afghanistan, after rockets fell on a cattle market. The weekly open air market is usually busy and holds hundreds of villagers who come to trade. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.
The British government is “deeply concerned” about the controversial new Hong Kong Security Law, passed Tuesday by Chinese President Xi Jinping. Specifically, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said it may breach a treaty between London and Beijing. He added his government was considering what response to give.
French President Emmanuel Macron has criticized Turkey for its role in the Libyan conflict. Macron said Monday night, after meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Mizeburg, near Berlin, that this role “is a threat to Africa and Europe, and France condemns external interference” in Libya.
Russia posted a new patent pertaining to defense technology and the vertical launch of a rocket. In may 2020, the US Navy tested the AGM-88G Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range (AARGM-ER), designed to destroy enemy missile defense systems.
News of the Russian military offering bounties to Afghan militant forces to take out American soldiers has caused a stir. It has pushed Congress to seek details on the matter. US President Donald Trump has, however, tweeted that it was a hoax aimed at discrediting his party.
The controversial Hong Kong security law is about to be implemented. China has refused to cancel it, as proposed by various western nations, and it is now threatening American critics with visa restrictions. It is a move similar to what had been taken before by Washington towards China’s proponents of the controversial law.
At least six civilians were killed in a roadside bomb blast in the southern province of Helmand in Afghanistan. The country has continued to experience increased attacks that have claimed dozens of lives. Provincial police spokesman Zamad Hamdard, who confirmed the incident, said the attack left two other people injured.
Russia announced a 5th generation prototype of the SU-57 fighter jet. The new model, Metropolis, is expected to be completed by 2022. The tests of the Metropolis are scheduled to start in two years. Currently, tests of pre-production samples of the SU-57 are being completed.
According to Russian news outlet avia.pro, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said that it is time for Turkey to actively continue its military operations in Syria’s Idlib province. The publication quoted him as saying that the Turkish military will continue to fight all “terrorist organizations” that pose a threat to Turkey’s security, whether inside its borders or outside them.
Two members of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHCR) were killed in a bomb attack in Kabul as they headed to work. It is alleged that an explosive device planted in their vehicle. “It is intolerable,” IHCR said in a statement while confirming the incident.
On Wednesday, the President of the United States, Donald Trump, spoke at a joint press conference with President of Poland, Andrzej Duda. During a press conference, President Trump said that the United States plans to reduce American military personnel stationed in Germany.
North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un has called off his announced military action against South Korea. The nation’s state media has announced that the leader has halted the plans to better assess the situation. South Korea says that its neighbor has also removed its propaganda speakers at the border.
North Korea has declared that it has exhausted all avenues to overcome nuclear threats from the United States. Kim Jong Un is reportedly getting frustrated by the lack of progress involving talks with the United States, which could help reopen his country’s economy.
The Russian intelligence service offered bounties to Taliban fighters to kill coalition forces, including US soldiers, in Afghanistan. The information is courtesy of U.S. officials who sought anonymity, as reported by the New York Times. The information has not been confirmed from an official team.